2019 Golden Hammer Awards



The Golden Hammer Awards were started in 2000 with a goal of honoring excellence in neighborhood revitalization projects throughout Greater Richmond. Last year Historic Richmond partnered with Storefront for Community Design to host the Awards. Over 35 projects were submitted and 10 winners were announced in the categories of Best Adaptive Reuse, Best New Construction, Best Placemaking, Best Residential, and Best Restoration.

Awards Presentation:
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Monumental Church
1224 E. Broad Street
Reception & Awards 6:00-8:00 p.m.
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* Free parking available at the Virginia Department of Transportation Parking Lot located at 1401 E. Broad Street

Who will win a Golden Hammer?

Projects must have been completed after January 1, 2018. All projects nominated must be located in the greater Richmond area (City of Richmond, Counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico). One entry per project.
Entries must be received by midnight on September 8.

Categories include:
1. Best Restoration: Includes restoration by a homeowner, contractor, or developer. Includes historic tax credit projects.

2. Best Adaptive Reuse: Includes projects that were rehabilitated for a new use, multi-family residential and historic tax credit projects welcome.

3. Best New Construction: Includes neighborhood infill.

4. Best Placemaking: Arts and culture projects, park and green-space projects, transportation and infrastructure projects, or other neighborhood enhancing features.

5. Best Residential: Single-family residential projects.

Click Here for the 2019 Golden Hammer Award Application

To read about last year’s winners CLICK HERE. 
To view all nominations from the 2018 Golden Hammer Awards CLICK HERE.

2019 Golden Hammer Awards Welcomes Nominations- Press Release- Click Here.

Join us this year as we recognize professionals working in neighborhood revitalization, blight reduction, and historic preservation in the Richmond region!


The 2019 Golden Hammer Awards are Sponsored by:


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